Establishing a Routine Homeschooling can be a great way for children to learn and grow. But it can be challenging to teach them to read effectively. That’s why it’s important to have strategies in place to help homeschoolers become better readers. In this blog post, we’ll discuss strategies and tips that can help homeschoolers become […]
Homeschooling can be a great way for children to learn and grow. But it can be challenging to teach them to read effectively. There are many benefits of reading for homeschoolers. That’s why it’s important to have strategies in place to help homeschoolers become better readers. In this blog post, we’ll discuss strategies and tips
Comprehension is the prize to reading. When learning to read, why are we taught the sounds in our language, and how to manipulate them (phoneme awareness)? Why are we taught to match the letters of the alphabet and their sounds and put them together into words (phonics)? Why are we taught to identify ‘sight’ words?
Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate the individual sounds-or phonemes-in spoken words. It is a critical first step in learning to read. These activities will help improve your child’s phonemic awareness. Word Search: Create a grid of squares on a piece of paper. Write words in each grid square. This game
Phoneme Awareness letter sounds: Games for Parents to Use with their Kids. Most parents are familiar with the basic building blocks of reading – the alphabet. But did you know that there are smaller units of sound within each letter? These are called phonemes, and they are the key to helping your child become a
Should reading technology only be used as a ‘supplemental’ tool for a child’s reading success? To answer this question, we should to look at both sides of the argument. What is most important is that parents and educators make the decision based on what they feel is best for the individual child. The pros of
The role of speech-recognition technology in programs of literacy instruction. Speech-recognition technology has been shown to be an effective tool for literacy instruction. The technology allows students to receive immediate feedback on their reading aloud, which can help them to improve their fluency and comprehension skills. In addition, speech-recognition technology can be used to provide
Traditional classroom skill instruction in reading v. online/edtech applications? There is no one answer to whether traditional skill instruction or online/edtech applications are better for reading instruction. It depends on the needs of the individual students and what will work best for them. Some students may benefit from the structure and discipline of a traditional
Can e-Reading technology be useful in closing the skills gaps in literacy? The answer is a resounding “yes!” E-reading can be a helpful tool in addressing literacy skill gaps. In fact, e-reading can level the playing field for all learners, regardless of their background or previous experience with reading. Here’s how it works: e-reading allows
It’s no secret that having e-technology, like a laptop or tablet, can vastly improve a student’s educational experience and outcomes. But what if you’re a low-income parent who can’t afford to purchase these devices for your kids? How can you provide e-technology for your children so they can get the most out of their education?